The following products are the winners of Tech & Learning’s annual ISTE Best of Show Awards. Products were submitted and anonymously evaluated by Tech & Learning advisors. The judges rated their impressions on a sliding scale, then met to decide on which technologies could have the most impact in the classroom and deserved to be named Best of Show. Congratulations to the winners!
16-SHELF SHORT LOCKING WALL TOWER
The newly designed 16-shelf tower has been shortened by 7”, with the tallest shelf standing at 54.75” to better accommodate elementary classrooms. Keeping with the same open concept design, small footprint, and unique cord management, the short 16-shelf wall-mounted tower saves classroom space. The vertical design keeps devices organized, compact, and easy to access with an open concept, so each stored device can quickly and easily be inventoried.
32-DEVICE AC CHARGING STATION CART
Tripp Lite’s new 32-Device AC Charging Station Cart (CSC32AC) provides a single solution for charging, securing, organizing, and moving portable computing devices. Designed to charge up to 32 Chromebooks and laptops (with up to 17” screens), the CSC32AC can also charge tablets and other USB devices, using their AC power adapters. The CSC32AC Charging Station Cart offers high-speed AC charging with fast turnaround time and peak availability, so devices are always ready for student use.
ABCMOUSE FOR SCHOOLS
Age of Learning is launching ABCmouse for Schools, a global offering that provides the full ABCmouse curriculum of 830 lessons in 10 levels, along with enterprise-level tools and resources to implement and manage ABCmouse across an entire school district or chain of schools. This solution offers student management, teacher training, curriculum alignment, data analysis, and progress reporting. Home access to the full ABCmouse Early Learning Academy is available.
ACCELERATED READER 360
Accelerated Reader 360 engages K-12 students in close reading practice with books and non-fiction articles. Students read the books or articles they choose, take short comprehension quizzes, complete built-in close reading activities, and work toward personalized goals.
ACER TRAVELMATE B117
(WWW.ACER.COM) The Acer TravelMate B117 notebook PC supports the Acer TeachSmart solution, which enables new ways of classroom interaction, and empowers teachers with tools and cloudbased services to distribute class materials and collect assignments digitally. The TravelMate B117 with Acer TeachSmart features an LED light embedded on the lid, which can flash in different colors. Students can toggle between four colors through a software interface to indicate their status, allowing teachers to easily keep track at a glance.
ACHIEVE 3000 PRO
Achieve3000 reaches students at their individual reading levels to deliver significant learning gains, with many students achieving double to triple the expected literacy growth in a single school year. From mastering phonics to achieving workforce readiness, Achieve3000 empowers all learners to develop the college and career literacy skills needed for academic, professional, and personal success.
ACTIVPANEL BY PROMETHEAN
The Promethean ActivPanel is a powerful, intelligent, connected hub for the modern classroom. It provides a captivating, tablet-like surface in the front of the classroom. Powered by an upgradeable Android CPU, the new ActivPanel transforms the traditional projection display space into an intelligent hub that unleashes the power of teacher and student connectivity. The new Promethean ActivPanel leverages the power of APPS Transform the learning experience by connecting teachers and students to the ever-expanding world of over 500,000 educational apps.
AIR SHIELD PROTECTIVE CASE FOR CHROMEBOOK
The Air Shield Protective Case for Chromebook is uniquely engineered, both inside and out, to guard against damage from drops, bumps, and impact. An interior shock-absorbing suspension system centers and positions the device, ensuring that the rugged structural case always stays on. Tested and certified by independent laboratories for drops and backside display impact, this case meets the highest standards in the industry. It also enables complete access to your device’s ports, keyboard and entire display. A slim design makes for an easy fit in backpacks and most charging carts.
ALEKS is an artificially intelligent learning and assessment program for mathematics, available for grades 3-20. ALEKS uses adaptive, open-response questioning to determine precisely what a student knows and doesn’t know within a course, and delivers personalized instruction on topics the student is most ready to learn. Students begin with an initial assessment resulting in an individualized learning pathway based on the topics each student is most ready to learn.
With Amazon Inspire, educators will have free access to digital resources that creators have offered for open use in classrooms, all with familiar search, discovery, and rating tools. This service is part of Amazon’s support of the U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen initiative.
The ultramodern CC30 HD camera is a wide-angle HD, plug-and-play HDMI, and USB collaboration camera with wireless audio. CC30 comes fully equipped with 120-degree wide angle lens camera and free CaptureShare software to give both classrooms and meeting spaces a genuine video conference, livestream, and screencast experience. CC30 features include: 8MP with ePTZ Control; 120-degree wide angle lens; Plug-N-Play Conference USB or HDMI output; free CaptureShare Software; built-in and wireless microphone.
The New Generation Charging Cart C36i is the first of AVer’s charging product line to maintain its intelligent charging system while providing adjustable slot dividers to allow flexible device storage. Classrooms are able to conserve energy, save money, and manage mixed media or devices all in one cart. C36i features include: cable management supporting up to 36 devices; concealed cable tract with snap-latch lock; flexible and customizable slot dividers; self-monitoring, intelligent charging system; easy access slide-out shelves; and more.
BLACK BOX DELUXE CHARGING AND STORAGE CARTS
Black Box Deluxe Charging and Storage Carts come in many configurations and are designed to fill a variety of a school’s or organizations, needs for safely charging, storing, and transporting many types of mobile devices. This year, Black Box added two new feature sets to give users more options for charging and storage. These include: faster, more efficient charging. A new Intelligent Charging System helps educational IT professionals do two things: save money and stop worrying about safely charging devices.
Bloomz is the free app that saves teachers time in all parent communications while creating a supportive classroom community. Bloomz makes it easy for teachers to securely share photos and classroom updates, and reach parents instantly through messaging, as well as to coordinate events (like PT conferences) and sign-up for volunteers.
BRIGHTBYTES EARLY WARNING MODULE ON THE CLARITY PLAT FORM
Created in partnership with Mazin Education, the BrightBytes Early Warning module on the Clarity platform individualizes dropout prediction and prevention using an advanced, research-based algorithm that determines the factors that drive risk factors at each school, for each student. With this module, educators are able to intervene early, increase referral follow-through, and track progress at the student level.
ClassFlow from Promethean is a free collaborative teaching and learning platform that can help teachers bring their classes to life. ClassFlow integrates free and premium curriculum content with engaging lesson delivery application that works with most student devices, including Chromebooks, iPads, laptop computers, and smartphones. With ClassFlow, teachers and students can create or search interactive quizzes, polls, and team-based activities to promote student engagement. With ClassFlow’s easy lesson-building tools, teachers can quickly create lessons, assessments, and assignments for use in and out of the classroom.
CRADLEPOINT COR WITH ENTERPRISE CLOUD MANAGER
Cradlepoint is supporting the connected bus movement with its COR IBR1100. This platform is a 3G/4G/LTE networking solution that is designed for mission-critical connectivity in the most challenging environments. The cloud-delivered solution is ideal for in-vehicle networks, including school buses. The COR IBR1100 is ruggedized to protect against extreme temperatures, humidity, shocks, dust, water splash, and transient voltage disruptions. Cradlepoint’s Enterprise Cloud Manager (ECM) enables centralized management and real-time monitoring. This platform enables zero-touch network deployment, real-time configuration changes, firmware updates, troubleshooting, status monitoring, and best-in-breed security applications and alerting.
CTL NL6X “XTRA RUGGED ” CHROMEBOOK
CTL created the NL6X “xtra rugged Chromebook.” The X version of NL6 Chromebook reduces accidents and screen breaks by up to 90%. The NL6X has an integrated, patent-pending cover that is designed to transfer the weight of an impact around the chassis rather than at the impact point.
Curriculum Foundry, Learning.com’s solution for seamlessly accessing, organizing, and sharing digital content, helps school districts manage the often overwhelming task of transitioning to a digital curriculum. Using Curriculum Foundry’s comprehensive set of tools, educators can build learning objects, lessons, units, and even entire courses. Curriculum Foundry also provides districts with a searchable repository of high-quality, vetted and tagged, open educational resources (OER) and other free digital resources. The repository includes content for all K-12 grade levels, aligned to one of the four core subject areas: math, English language arts, science, and social studies.
DASH & DOT
Dash & Dot are hands-on learning tools that teach K-5 students creative problem-solving, coding, and robotics. Designed for teachers to use alongside classroom-tested, Common Core-aligned curriculum built by fellow educators, Dash & Dot encourage interest in STEM fields at formative ages and across gender lines. Both robots are designed for out-of-the-box implementation, yet they are highly customizable for creative learning applications. Dash & Dot interact through Wonder Workshop’s five mobile applications, allowing children to extend onscreen learning to the physical classroom and bring STEM concepts to life.
DELL 70 INTERACTIVE CON FERENCE ROOM MONITOR: C7017T
Dell introduced its first interactive, 70”, FHD conference room monitor. The Dell C7017T interactive touch monitor is a great fit for schools looking for a large display that is designed for everyday programs and applications. The Dell C7017T features 10-point finger touch capability, plus two styluses for different modes of onscreen interaction. Industry-standard software is supported on the Dell C7017T, including Windows, OSX, and Chrome, making the Dell C7017T a versatile and interactive classroom tool.
DELL INTERACTIVE PROJECTOR – S560T
The Dell S560T multi-touch projector turns a whiteboard and virtually any wall into an interactive 100” screen. This interactive projector works without drivers on Chromebooks and Windows. Teachers can freeze projected slides to invite collaboration or annotation with regular dry-erase markers, enabling a smooth classroom integration. Users can write, swipe, and draw comfortably and can switch seamlessly between using their hands or working with a stylus.
THE DIGITAL PRIVACY, SAFETY & SECURITY MODULE ON THE CLARIT Y PLAT FORM
BrightBytes, in partnership with iKeepSafe, built the Digital Privacy, Safety & Security module to help districts achieve the right balance between technology learning goals and privacy and security responsibilities. The module enables educators to analyze their current digital safety efforts collaboratively, and create comprehensive actionable plans for improvement.
DREMEL IDEA BUILDER 3D40
The second-generation Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 equips educators with a complete ecosystem for introducing applications of 3D printing to the modern classroom learning environment. The Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 features multiple access points that are designed to provide immediate, out-of-the-box, classroom implementation. Advancements include USB-and wifi-enabled printing, active filament monitoring, a maintenance-free extruder, and assisted leveling.
EPSON PRO L1405U
Epson’s Pro L1405U large-venue projector combines a laser light source and 3LCD technology for powerful, brilliant images. Ideal for auditoriums, lecture halls, gymnasiums, and theaters, this WUXGA projector can accept 4K input through 4K enhancement technology and delivers 8,000 lumens of color brightness and 8,000 lumens of white brightness. Its laser light engine provides 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation. Plus, its exceptional integration capabilities include diverse connectivity, such as HDBaseT, HDMI, DVI-D, SDI, VGA, and 5-BNC for easy integration with any system, and ten optional powered lenses with powered lens shift and lens memory, including a 0.35 ultra short-throw lens for shallow spaces.
ERGOTRON LEARNFIT SIT-STAND DESK
Ergotron’s LearnFit Sit-Stand Desk helps educators transform their classrooms into active learning environments by providing an on-demand sit-stand experience that breaks up sedentary time during the school day. With a simple squeeze of a hand lever, the students can change from sitting to standing postures, to relieve body discomfort, self-manage energy levels and focus, and create a custom learning experience that is aligned to their height requirements. This adjustment capability is unique in that it does not require facility support. For students ages 12 and over, LearnFit can be easily adjusted between their sitting and standing heights, with a standard-height student chair being used for seating. For students ages six through 12, LearnFit should be set at the standing height of each individual student.
ESCHOOLPLUS FAMILY APP
Designed to tighten the feedback loop between schools and families, the Family App puts just-in-time information at the fingertips of parents/guardians and students on their mobile devices. Easy-to-view icons quickly connect families with classwork, schedules, attendance, grades, activities, and more. The app is designed to provide information to parents when they need it. Classwork details can be easily referenced and include due dates, descriptions, attachments, and scores. Alerts are also set up to notify parents for attendance, grades, and school updates. The Schedule allows parents about know where their children are during school hours on any day, at any time, including details like class names, room numbers, and teachers.
EVER CART WITH MIX MODULE SYSTEM
As part of its commitment to an active learning environment, Bretford Manufacturing introduced the EVER Cart with MiX Module System. EVER Carts feature a future-proof MiX Module System and customizable modules that can be continually modified to accommodate future devices.
ExploreLearning Reflex builds students’ basic math facts mastery and confidence by creating an optimal, motivating experience for every child. Reflex delivers “problem solved” success by means of: a fully adaptive system that continually monitors students’ responses so they have early and ongoing success; a game-based design that requires students to engage in increasingly complex and fast-paced decision-making that is both fun and challenging; and a fact-family approach that builds and reinforces important mathematical concepts.
Lightspeed Technologies unveiled three new features of its Flexcat classroom audio system: expanded coverage, Whisper Coaching, and a new iOS app. Flexcat consists of a wearable microphone for the teacher, a speaker for whole-group instruction, and a set of two-way audio pods that allow teachers to listen and speak to small groups from anywhere in the classroom. The audio pods make Flexcat a powerful tool for large classrooms, small-group instruction, team teaching, and professional development events.
MAXCases introduced a new design in Virtual Reality (VR) devices for the classroom. The FlipOut is an easy-to-use, lightweight, virtual reality viewer that can be easily stored in a classroom, even in the teacher’s pocket. This reasonably priced device can be used with many portable devices. This means that students in a 1:1 or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classroom can immediately start exploring the world beyond their classroom.
GALE’S IN CONTEXT PRODUCT SUITE
Gale’s In Context suite of products combines easily searchable, mobile-responsive, modern design and functionality with authoritative, high-quality digital content. Each subject-specific resource uses eye-catching topic overview pages to bring together nonfiction materials in all digital formats—articles, videos, charts, images and infographics, and more—so students can read or watch to get the facts. The content within these media-rich Web sites supports current national and state standards, and spans core subjects and 21st-century themes.
HiveSchool interfaces with Google Apps and Chrome as an extension to create classes and add students. The app allows teachers to present content to individual students’ devices, track process, and lock students’ screens. Teachers may assign resources to the class in multiple formats, including documents, Web sites, apps, and video clips. Judges liked the clean interface.
The HoverCam CenterStage is an 8-in-1 teaching station that brings together all the essential interactive instructional technologies. CenterStage comes with a built-in podium that is telescopically adjustable, and encompasses a full-powered PC, a best-in-class document camera (HoverCam Solo 8), a second 15.6” multi-touch screen that can be used in either laptop mode or as a tablet, a keyboard, a mouse, and pre-installed OS and apps that work out of the box. Every class taught with CenterStage can be recorded by KnoteSter to capture the document camera’s live view, an onscreen presentation from a PowerPoint or browser, and any annotation or drawings on the screen.
HUE ANIMATION STUDIO
HUE Animation Studio contains everything that users need to create their own stop motion animation videos. Whether students are making a LEGO brick film, animating in Claymation, or capturing a flower bloom using time-lapse photography, they can bring anything to life in minutes with the easy-to-use software. The kit includes the HUE HD camera, a flexible plug-and-play USB camera with built-in microphone.
HUE HD PRO CAMERA
The HUE HD Pro classroom camera and visualiser is the latest addition to the HUE range of USB cameras. This camera can view a full A4 or US letter sheet and project this to the whiteboard via your PC and projector. The HUE HD Pro also comes with specially designed software, HUE Intuition, to allow users to master the full functionality of the camera with ease. The length of the neck makes this camera perfect for viewing a full A4 or US letter page. Available for Windows and Mac OS X.
The newest additions in the HamiltonBuhl product line-up are the HygenX Series of Cleaners. These products are eco-friendly, free of any harsh chemicals or fumes, and are specially formulated to be the safer choice for schools, businesses, and homes. The HygenX Universal Cleaner is the ultimate, multi-purpose cleaning solution ideal for all digital screens, grimy cell phones, monitors full of fingerprints, cameras, eyeglasses, watches, and more.
itslearning incorporates streamlined curriculum management functionality and focuses on proven pedagogical strategies that drive student-centered learning. itslearning provides best-in-class functionality to help drive achievement, including: standards mastery reporting; recommendation engine for remediation and review; master course templates and planner; personal dashboards with automatic updates; and rubrics for assignments and activities.
JOEY 30 CART
LocknCharge’s Joey 30 Cart is an easy-to-use, compatible, and secure design that assures that districts only pay for what they need. From optional baskets to lock-down kits, users can customize the Joey to best fit their deployment needs. Best of all, this multi-device charging station is compatible with almost any device, so it is a smart choice for assuring the devices you have today and the devices you have in the future will be charged and secure.
The JTouch INF6502WB is a 65” digital interactive whiteboard with 10-point, capacitive touch technology and 1080p display. Featuring the same ultra-responsive capacitive touchscreen technology that is on your iPhone, it is intuitive and easy to use without a pen. There is no need for calibration or special stylus, so it’s quick and easy to use with just your fingertips. The JTouch is a versatile solution for K-12 classrooms or higher education lecture halls, to share digital content and lessons on the large, bezel-less 1080p screen using familiar gestures similar to on a phone or tablet.
Vernier Software & Technology’s LabQuest Stream is a wireless and USB sensor interface that expands data-collection possibilities in the science classroom by allowing students to collect scientific data from multiple sensors with a mobile device, Chromebook, or computer. With technology platforms constantly evolving and the use of mobile devices continuing to grow in the classroom, the LabQuest Stream is a standout STEM technology, as it provides teachers with the flexibility and versatility to use the mobile platform of their choice with the existing Vernier sensors they already have in their classroom.
Learn360 is a streaming digital delivery service for the K–12 education market. Relaunched this past January, it features a brand-new, state-of-the-art platform and new content and functionality that make it an even more powerful media tool for flipped classrooms, blended instruction, project-based learning, and 1:1 environments. Teachers, students, and parents can have 24/7 access to more than 130,000 multimedia resources from more than 200 top educational producers across a comprehensive range of subject areas—including high-quality full-length videos, video clips, teacher guides, interactive activities and worksheets, music tracks, sound effects, speeches, audiobooks, newsreels, images, maps, fact sheets, timelines, science diagrams and experiments, articles, and more.
Learning Bird for grades 6 to 12 provides teachers with the content, tools, and professional development to easily guide each student to success on their own personal learning path while saving time and money. With thousands of content items that offer multiple approaches on each topic, teachers can keep students engaged even when they encounter an obstacle. Learning Bird offers integrated support for quizzes so that teachers can test for understanding and immediately intervene when students need help.
LEXIA RAPID ASSESSMENT
Lexia RAPID Assessment supports reading achievement for students in grades K-12 by measuring the skills most predictive of reading success. Developed in partnership with the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR), RAPID is a computer-adaptive assessment that screens reading and language skills, identifies instructional needs and focus, and measures skill development and growth, up to three times a year. RAPID harnesses adaptive technology to precisely assess student skill development and growth while minimizing time spent on testing. Each administration of RAPID takes less than 60 minutes and concentrates on the skills most predictive of reading success.
LIBERTY PLATINUM AIR
The Liberty Platinum AIR is a battery-powered wireless companion speaker in Anchor Audio’s line with a 150+ feet wireless range. The main units can transmit to multiple AIR companions, and like all of Anchor Audio’s portable sound systems, are made in the USA and backed by a six-year warranty.
Follett’s Lightbox is a fully interactive, multi-dimensional interface for PreK-12 educators looking to improve student engagement, comprehension, vocabulary, and literacy development. Lightbox offers varied approaches to teaching topics, while its built-in tools create an engaging, student-centered learning experience for even the most disengaged students.
MackinVIA is a free digital content management system and has been instrumental for tens of thousands of schools and over nine million students worldwide. To date, its digital catalog has grown to over 350,000 PK-12 age-appropriate titles in ebook, audiobook, and database formats.
MEASURES OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS (MAP)
Educators who want real-time data that help them make a difference in every student’s learning and growth use computer-adaptive Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments from Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). Based on over 30 years of solid research, MAP K-12 interim assessments do more than create a personalized test experience for each student; they also provide a stable scale and data for the assessment industry. This means educators can rely on MAP data to personalize learning and track growth for every student.
MIDAS (Massively Integrated Data Analytics System) is a software-as-service technology that will change the way schools use data to guide individualized instruction. The MIDAS platform enables teachers, administrators, parents, and students to get the information they need, when and how they need it, via a simple, intuitive Web interface. MIDAS combines the utility of 14 “siloed” systems into one platform, hosted on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.
The Millennial by MAXCases meets and exceeds the MILSTD-810 military drop-testing requirements. While shock-absorbing foam is used on the case’s inside and corners to protect your valuable device, the outer layer has firm, rigid walls to help prevent impact damage from drops and everyday classroom use. Fits most 11” laptops and devices.
MOD-T 3D PRINTER
The MOD-t by New Matter is an affordable 3D printer, designed for enthusiasts and beginners alike. 3D printing technology creates an engaging and collaborative classroom environment and promotes both imaginative and scientific approaches to learning. Integrating 3D printing and design into curricula allows teachers to engage their students in practical real-life applications of 3D printing, as well as develop their critical thinking, collaborative, and problem-solving skills.
NetSupport DNA is an IT asset management solution designed to provide complete visibility and support for all school or district IT assets. In addition to all the traditional features school leaders expect from an ITAM solution, including HW/SW Inventory, SW Distribution, Software License Management, and more, NetSupport DNA combines these with a range of unique safeguarding features designed to offer students protection against any adverse external influences. NetSupport DNA is easy to install, provides the tools to discover PCs, and deploys agents onto them that monitor the network to automatically warn when new PCs or SNMP devices (such as printers, routers, or switches) are added.
OSMO WONDER KIT
Osmo is a learning system that uses physical objects and learning tools in conjunction with iPad. Osmo fosters student learning in key areas like Social-Emotional, Creative Thinking, STEM, Computational Thinking, and Common Core. Osmo’s games include: Newton (60+ levels of creative engineering); Guide (virtual balls with real-life objects); Word (guess and spell hidden words with physical tiles); Tangram (500+ visual and spatial puzzles); and more.
OTUS STUDENT PERFORMANCE PLAT FORM
Otus is a platform created to connect data to instruction, enabling teachers to efficiently differentiate learning experiences for all students. The Otus Student Performance Platform: distributes content and displays student performance data from third-party content providers (i.e. Khan Academy, Open Ed, etc.); displays third-party assessment data (i.e. NWEA, AIMSWeb, etc.); provides tools to track and monitor student engagement and behavior; and provides tools to communicate (text/email) with families and maintain a communication log.
P12 INTERACTIVE TOUCH PROJECTORS
The P12L ultra-short-throw laser projector, the P12LU laser ultra-wide projector, and the P12B ultra-short-throw projector give teachers the ability to create large, touch-enabled areas that will allow up to 10 students to collaborate while engaging with clear images that are large enough to be seen from every part of the classroom. The P12B ultra-short-throw displays interactive images as large as 110”. The P12L touch projector shows interactive images as large as 115”. The P12LU creates interactive images as large as 140”. In addition, the P12L and P12LU projectors’ laser illumination saves time and resources--there are no lamps to fail, and no lamps to change.
PASCO WIRELESS SENSORS
PASCO Scientific unveiled its line of wireless sensors that are compatible with multiple technology platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad and iPhone, Android tablets and phones, and Chromebooks. The wireless sensors offers: conductivity, light, voltage, and current sensors. By simplifying lab setup and removing the clutter of cables, the wireless sensors allow students to perform experiments that were difficult or impossible before, and spend more time exploring.
PebbleGo is a database for PreK-2 that includes the following collections: Animals, Biographies, Dinosaurs, Science, Social Studies, and the newly launched Spanish Animales. All PebbleGo database modules include expertly leveled text, fully narrated by professional voiceover artists, to provide essential scaffolds for struggling readers and English language learners. PebbleGo employs a streamlined interface, animated highlighting, educational videos and games, and encompassing activities that teach students how to cite articles, create reports, and share what they’ve learned.
Polar 3D’s Cloud Platform is a comprehensive solution for STEAM education based on 3D printing (3DP) technology. The platform includes reliable, plug-and-play 3D printing hardware, cloud-based software for print and assignment management, and a complete 3DP curriculum that integrates engineering and 3D printing technology with core academic knowledge in science, math, language arts, social studies, and art. Designed specifically for the classroom environment, the Polar Classic 3D printer is based on polar (rather than Cartesian) coordinates.
PREPWORKS LEARNING POSITIONING SYSTEM
The PREPWORKS Learning Positioning System (LPS) employs intelligent software to deliver prescriptive instruction across multiple subject areas. LPS technology is agnostic to content and is capable of delivering trillions of Personalized Learning Paths per subject area to serve the needs of every student. With its micro-tagging system, each aspect of PREPWORKS content is created in tiny learning objects, allowing the LPS to gather and process thousands of data points for each student. Students can use the LPS on their smartphones, tablets, and desktops, as activity is synced across all devices.
PROCLOUD SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES
ADTRAN’s new subscription services features the ProCloud management portal, which offers a single view into all of the connected devices across the wired and wireless networks for each customer. This allows users to pay only for the services they need while being able to scale them appropriately at any time. ProCloud Subscription Services are also future-proofed, as the service includes automatic product refreshes for all infrastructure technology, including the Ethernet switches and wifi access points (APs), with the option for a refresh every two years, meaning your district is always taking advantage of the latest technology.
READ 180 UNIVERSAL
READ 180 Universal is an evidence-based, blended learning solution that combines the leading research in brain science and cognitive functioning with over 15 years of efficacy studies and best practices to help struggling readers accelerate to reading proficiency. Reading proficiency relies on collaboration among different regions of the brain, which together control word analysis, vocalization and articulation, and word recognition and automaticity functions. READ 180 Universal incorporates this research, as well as advances in adaptive learning technology, to create personalized instructional paths for students.
SAMSUNG AND NEVERWARE ’S CONVERT TO CHROME OS
Understanding that many schools must take a phased approach to Chromebook conversion due to budget and resource constraints, Samsung and Neverware’s Convert to Chrome OS Solution is designed to help schools leverage existing hardware during the transition. Neverware’s CloudReady OS conversion software provides a cost-effective and efficient pathway to 1:1 adoption. With one easy installation, computers running CloudReady can be used in the classroom alongside Samsung Chromebooks and managed under a single Google Device Management Console.
Securly is a cloud-based web-filtering solution designed to provide protection for any device, anywhere. The solution provides user authentication and control, with reporting, both onsite and offsite. The solution includes a parent portal and weekly email reports so parents can view their student’s activity across educational sites and time sinks, in-school and at-home. Schools can work with Securly student-safety coordinators to allow parents to customize what their child can do and see on the school-owned devices.
The SharePod is a unique pairing solution to wirelessly connect any HDMI source into a wePresent environment. Pair the SharePod with a WiPG-2000 to enable seamless collaboration in meetings and classrooms. Users can connect an HDMI source to the SharePod for full audio/video mirroring to any display or projector, without software or other configuration required. The SharePod solves the problem of sharing among multiple presenters at once.
STUDENT SERIES VARSITY VIEW IPAD CASE
The STUDENT SERIES Varsity View Case was built for student use in an educational setting, for durability, ease of use and, more specifically, for asset identification and tracking. The Varsity View Case features a unique identification window--perfect for 1:1 programs where device identification and tracking are critical. This patented window feature can be used to “view” asset tags or device engraving or hold Student ID cards, Program ID cards, or any type of ID card to identify, track, and recover the device. The Varsity View Case is ruggedized iPad protection that provides shock absorption and protection for the iPad Air 1 or 2.
Edmentum’s formative assessment solution, Study Island, helps support formative assessment practices in the classroom through targeted, standards-based practice and assessment solutions. The program’s data-driven formative assessment solution is built specifically from state and Common Core standards. The solution’s K-12 English language arts, math, science, and social studies learning programs provide proven academic support through practice, immediate feedback, and built-in remediation to improve students’ performance in core skill areas.
SuccessMaker is an adaptive and prescriptive scheduling intervention program delivering reading and math curriculum for grades K-8. SuccessMaker utilizes performance-based assessment to drive automatic course adaptation, prescriptive scheduling so that teachers know precisely when students will reach key milestones, and reporting that gives teachers the data they need to intervene when it matters most.
Tiggly Learning Platform brings essential tactile play with traditional manipulatives into children’s digital learning and creates an optimal learning experience for young students. The platform includes connected manipulatives that interact directly with learning apps on tablets for pre-K to 2nd-grade students. Tiggly’s platform is designed to help children learn fundamental mathematics, early literacy, and geometry, and to develop their creativity, storytelling, spatial thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and 3D printing app. Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry, and more. Tinkercad is CARU-certified and safe for users under the age of 13. No previous design experience required. The step-by-step lessons guide users through the design process, from basic shapes to more complex creations.
Mentoring Minds’ Total Motivation print-and-online supplemental curriculum is flexible enough to fit any scope and sequence but rigorous enough to drive instructional design on its own. Total Motivation is designed to help students build critical thinking skills. Total Motivation includes online progress monitoring, activity coding, and a wealth of instructional support, to empower educators to scaffold learning, differentiate instruction, and formatively assess student progress.
The UniCabby was developed to suit various devices up to 14”, including Chromebooks, netbooks, laptops, and tablets, which all fit snugly, with or without protective cases. The UniCabby stores and simultaneously charge up to 40 devices, regardless of brand or size. It features solid metal construction, plastic bumpers, and large easy-grip handles for control when moving. Passive cool air flows from bottom to top and a heat sensor will shut down the unit if it gets too hot. The organized plugging ports are relatively easy to wire. Once wired, the wires stay put, which will help reduce tangling and fraying cords
The VC-B20U USB 3.0 plug-and-play camera is compatible with videoconferencing software platforms and works effortlessly with operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Chrome OS, and even Android. The VCB20U supports USB 3.0, which allows for non-compressed and no-latency 1080p/60fps video. The UVC/MJPEG video format and video resolution/frame rate can be changed instantly for better compatibility and performance. The camera can be controlled remotely by software through USB and RS-232. Unlike other cameras in the market, the VC-B20U doesn’t need a capture card to connect to a computer. The camera supports the UVC standard and no additional drivers are needed for installation. The camera comes with a 5x optical zoom lens and has a panoramic 70° horizontal view angle.
Voyager Sopris Learning’s Velocity is a K-5 digital English language arts solution that can be implemented alongside any core program to create individualized instruction. Students gain proficiency in critical ELA skills faster and with more 1:1 student-teacher interaction. Functioning as an extension of the teacher’s presence in the classroom, Velocity continuously monitors each student’s understanding of countless subtle learning concepts.
< VIEWSONIC CDE7061T INTERACTIVE LED DISPLAY
The ViewSonic CDE7061T is a 70”, Full HD (1080p), interactive LED display. Its 10-point touch-enabled screen and integrated annotation software make it an ideal solution for interactive educational applications. Featuring PC-less operation, the CDE7061T’s touch-enabled screen allows multiple users to simultaneously write or draw on the display’s surface. The CDE7061T comes with ViewSonic’s exclusive ViewBoard for Education software. The annotation software allows teachers or students to write, highlight, edit, and transform documents and images onscreen in real time, maximizing the capabilities of the interactive display to create more engaging content for collaboration.
Waggle is adaptive practice that gets to know each student and adjusts the learning environment after every interaction to produce meaningful practice and real understanding. Waggle looks for more than correct answers and continually analyzes each student’s decisions and progress. That way, students get tougher practice material at the moment they are ready for it.
The Whisper digital signage platform lets users easily get their messages out to the whole community. Any device that can display a simple Web page can be used as a vehicle for your school’s digital signage. Signage feeds can be individualized for every device/screen location, or users can create feeds to power a group of devices. With modules for motivation, student achievement, lunch menus, school news, social media, sports scores, weather, emergency alerts, and more, Whisper turns your school’s devices into a hub of community activity.
The wePresent WiPG-1600 is a wireless presentation gateway designed to integrate into existing collaborative classroom environments, providing the “missing link” needed to bring students and teachers into a BYOD-compatible classroom. The WiPG-1600 is compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS/AirPlay, Android, and Chromebook devices, and is capable of supporting up to 64 connected devices at once. Moderator controls allow teachers to choose which devices are displayed, up to four at a time, giving them complete control over who is capable of presenting. The WebSlides functionality allows presentations to be mirrored back to user devices, giving students the ability to follow along with slideshows or view documents at their own pace. All wePresent models output in 1080p at 30 frames per second, and are compatible with UoIP touchscreen displays, including SMART boards.
WriteToLearn from Pearson is an online literacy tool for implementing rigorous learning goals, providing essay writing to build writing skills, summary writing to develop reading comprehension, and vocabulary exercises in select reading passages to expand students’ word knowledge. WriteToLearn’s emphasis on the comprehension and analysis of informational texts supports the requirements of today’s rigorous standards. To support the millions of English language learners in the U.S., WriteToLearn features select essay prompts and reading passages from across subject areas that are designed specifically for English learners. The essay prompts provide students with feedback based on an ELL-specific scoring rubric that focuses on the fundamentals of writing, including language usage, sentence correctness, mechanics, and ordering of ideas.
ZSPACE ALL-IN-ONE FOR EDUCATION STEAM LAB
zSpace All-In-One for Education STEAM Lab is a screen virtual reality (VR) solution for education. Each all-in-one computer is a streamlined hardware and software platform that allows students to manipulate virtual 3D objects. In contrast to virtual reality solutions that can be isolating, such as head-mounted displays, zSpace for Education empowers students to “learn by doing” in a virtual environment where it is easy to undo mistakes, make changes, and not worry about material costs or cleanup.